The days where everyone had their own family doctor that they might have seen since childhood are mostly in the past. There is a big advantage to having all your health history in one place – so please consider doing this yourself. Out of necessity, the cancer patients at our clinic all have this down. One binder that contains all their reports, past and future appointments, symptom tracker, etc.
1. Sign up for My E-health. https://secure.myehealth.ca/ This website stores all your lab reports run through the BC medical system. When we have to request past labs from other medical offices, the patient is often charged for this service. If you have access to all your labs, you can simply download them and email them to us. There is an associated smart-phone application that even organizes repeated tests over time, so you can easily see how your results are changing.
2. Set up a health binder – this can contain vaccination records, past hospital reports, lab results, any prescriptions you’ve had (including any adverse reactions you might have experienced) and any treatment plans you receive from me.